Category: Grasslands

How Do Grasslands Survive Drought?

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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Why do some grasslands stand up to drought, while others (like your lawn) wilt? It’s all about diversity, says a new study coauthored by a Conservancy scientist.

Chris Helzer: When Science and Photography Meet

Written by | July 23rd, 2012

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Chris Helzer, a scientist for The Nature Conservancy, discusses in this video how his love of both science and photography complement one another.

Huge Step for Conservation in Mongolia

Written by | July 18th, 2012

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The Mongolian government recently made an enormous contribution to conservation by protecting 3.7 million acres of land across the country.

A Significant Signing: Launching Australia’s Largest Protected Area

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Learn how the Conservancy is helping manage Australia’s largest — and newest — protected area.

Hold the Line

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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The Farm Bill should be passed as it stands. We need to be able to agree that healthy lands and waters are essential to the productivity of agriculture and forest lands.

Proof Is in the Cheetah

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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In the harsh aridlands of northern Kenya, a community project is helping restore grasslands, wildlife and people’s livelihoods.

Nature Brains: The Key to Protecting Grasslands?

Written by | February 2nd, 2012

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What’s the best way to protect the world’s dwindling grasslands from conversion to agriculture or parking lots? A new study holds some answers.

Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year!)

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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Find out 5 reasons why the Conservancy had a great Year of the Rabbit and why the Year of the Dragon could be even better for conservation in China.

Nature Brains: Conserving Grasslands Can Help Millions of People

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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Can saving nature also help lift people out of poverty? A new Conservancy study finds a simple and scalable solution for grassland communities around the world.

Brazil’s Forest Code: Fact, Fiction and a Forecast

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Brazil’s Forest Code and its rules on deforestation will soon be updated. David Cleary looks at both sides of the debate and makes a bold prediction about the most likely outcome.

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